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Fun Things to do with Children in Kilkenny

Treat the family to a hotel break at Kilkenny Ormonde & enjoy nearby attractions & activities

If you are looking at ways to entertain your children and make holiday memories that last forever - we have compiled a comprehensive guide of things to do with children in Kilkenny. There is a fantastic array of activities to keep everybody in the family entertained all close by or within a short drive of the hotel.


This summer why not make the most of the hotel’s great location and take a Family Picnic to the Castle Park or out and about as you explore the county and countryside of Kilkenny.  A Family Picnic costs from €40 for 2 Adults and 2 Children and is available during July and August. Please enquire at Reception. Prebooking 24 hours in advance is advised.  

Picnic Options

Grab and Go Brown Bag Lunch:

Sandwich of Choice, (White or Brown Bread,) Yogurt, Piece of Fruit, Bag of Crisps, Bottle of Water.
€10 per person

The Hike:

Beer Sour Dough Bap with Choice of Filling, Mini Caesar Salad, Bag of Crisps, Seasonal Fruit with Fresh Cream, Slice of Home Made Cake or Barn Brack, Mineral Water or Soft Drink.
€18 per person

The Park:

Focaccia with Choice of Filling, Beer Sour Dough Bap with Ham Cheese and Ballymalloe Relish, Mini Prawn Cocktail, Bag of Crisps, Strawberries and Cream, Slice of Home Made Cake or Barn Brack, Irish Farm House Cheese and Crackers, Mineral Water or Soft Drink, Chef’s Treats

€25 per person.

For Our Younger Guests:

Ham and/or Cheese on Brown or White, Yogurt, Crisps, Mini Danish Pastry, Ribena, Chocolate & Salted Carmel Rice Krispie Cookie €10 

Picnic Backpack for 2 persons is available with cutlery, glasses etc. along with a travel rug. €60 refundable deposit required.

Choose from a range of great break packages that include a super Family Dining option.  Browse our Family Breaks here